5. Biblioteka judeteana"George Baritiu", Brasov, Romania  partner

The County Library in Brasov, financially supported by the County Council Brasov. The library was opened in 1930 and since 1992 is named “George Baritiu” Public Library, thus paying homage to George Baritiu, considered the Romanian press founder in Transylvania. The County Library “George Baritiu” Brasov is committed to serving a diversifying community with a core population of more than 285,000 inhabitants and drawing reciprocal patrons from large parts of the county area. The Library is well regarded as an important information, cultural and community resource for people of all ages. The County Library “George Baritiu” Brasov features a collection of more than 300,000 physical items, including books, CDs, DVDs, periodicals, and software. The Library is also active in bringing new technologies to its patrons, offering dozens of electronic resources, computer equipment and training for adults and children, assistive reading devices, and online services. The Library is divided into seven departments: Circulation, Adult and Senior Services, Children and Youth Services, Life Long Learning Department, Multicultural Center (Hungarian, French, and English Cultural Centers), Technical Services and Administration. Each department is chaired by a Department Head who reports to the Director. The Library has 81 full-time and 2 part-time employees. The goals of our institution are focused on :

  • spreading and democratizing the tools of access to culture by means of:
    • growing the people’s interest to culture 
    • social promotion
    • permanent education
  • cultivating the spirit of tolerance through cultivating the respect for cultural diversity
  • creating facilities for social, cultural and educational contacts
  • initiation and guiding in IT and Communications (TIC)

Library  workers – library instructors and cultural animators – conduct educational activities in the field for the employees of public institutions such as public libraries and their branches and commune cultural centres. We cooperate very frequently with local authorities and non-governmental organizations which propagate culture. Our educational activity is related to improving professional qualifications, promoting readership and improving the quality and attractiveness of the cultural offer of cultural institutions in the Brasov County. The recipients of our actions are librarians, employees of the above-mentioned institutions and their users: readers, and other inhabitants. We organize training, lectures and conferences.

EDUCERO - Education Program for Roma Citizens, Brasov County, whose main purpose was to minimize social marginalization of Roma community by increasing their knowledge and understanding of their civic rights and responsibilities. The paricipants learn to use computers, search jobs on the internet.